Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Mar 2009 06:44 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Privacy, Security, Encryption As he had already predicted, cracker Charlie Miller has won the PWN2OWN contest by cracking Safari and Mac OS X within seconds of the start of the competition. "It took a couple of seconds. They clicked on the link and I took control of the machine," Miller said after his accomplishment. He took home the USD 10000 prize, as well as the MacBook he performed the exploit on. Internet Explorer 8 fell a while later by cracker Nils, who also cracked Safari and Firefox after being done with IE8.
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How embarresing!
by sc3252 on Thu 19th Mar 2009 07:10 UTC
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All I have to say is it couldn't happen to a more deserving company. Apple elitist attitude just astonishes me.
A good example of this is the charge of $10 to enable bluetooth on itouch players.
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=14611

Of course I am still interested in seeing if firefox and internet explorer will get cracked, but this just takes the cake for me.

Edit:ugg, not as great as I thought.
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2934
looks like all of them fell, so... Whatever at least apple went first.

Edited 2009-03-19 07:13 UTC

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